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Pair of Gino Sarfatti Model #10 Sconces in Green for Arteluce

$4,400per set

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Pair of Gino Sarfatti Model #10 sconces in green for Arteluce. Executed in original green painted aluminum and custom fabricated period styled brass backplates designed to mount over a standard American j-box for hardwiring. Ball jointed arm allows flexible shade adjustments and multiple configurations. Originally designed between 1937-1941, the simplicity of Sarfatti's iconic Model #10 "detto Calla" or "Lily" shade design with its sculptural shaping of the materials make for an incredibly refined example of the lighting master's incomparable style. Salvaged from a midcentury building in Italy slated for demolition, these were originally configured in multi-shade half rings that were mounted around pillars. The original paint was beyond saving on all but the handful of lamps offered in this listing. Price is for the pair. 5 pairs available. Professionally repainted, white, black, and red versions also available. Ref: Romanelli & Severi "Gino Sarfatti: 1938-1973, selected works" p. p. 386 + various configurations pp. 69 & 151. Arteluce was one of the most innovative lighting design companies in Italy during the midcentury era. Their designs have been long sought after by collectors in the know. Not UL listed, but recommended UL listing possible from authorized 3rd party vendor upon request for an additional fee. Wired for US electrical. Custom period styled brass back plates for mounting over a standard American j-box. Accommodates a single US 40W candelabra bulb. Some paint loss, scuffs and dings noted only for accuracy. Please note only one representative lamp featured in listing photos. Additional images available upon request.

Details

  • Creator
    Arteluce (Manufacturer),Gino Sarfatti (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 5.65 in. (14.36 cm)Width: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1946-1950
  • Condition
    Replacements made. Additions or alterations made to the original. Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. Please see description for more details.
  • Seller Location
    Glendale, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: V30041stDibs: LU1447223974122

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    Ships From: Glendale, CA
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About the Manufacturer

Arteluce

The lighting maker Arteluce was one of the companies at the heart of the creative explosion in postwar Italian design. The firm’s founder and guiding spirit, Gino Sarfatti (1912–85), was an incessant technical and stylistic innovator who almost single-handedly reinvented the chandelier as a modernist lighting form. Sarfatti attended the University of Genoa to study aeronautical engineering but was forced to drop out when his father’s company went out of business. His mechanical instincts led him to turn his attention to lighting design — and he founded Arteluce as a small workshop in Milan in 1939. Sarfatti’s father was a Jew, so the family fled to Switzerland in 1943, but after the war — largely thanks to Sarfatti’s insistence on efficiency of design and manufacture — Arteluce quickly established itself as a top firm. Though Sarfatti continued as chief designer through the 1950s and ’60s, he also enlisted other designers such as Franco Albini and Massimo Vignelli to contribute work. Sarfatti sold Arteluce to FLOS — a rival Italian lighting maker — in 1973 and retired to pursue a more traditional avocation: collecting and dealing rare postage stamps. Sarfatti is regarded by many collectors as a pioneer of minimalist design. He pared down his lighting works to their essentials, focusing on practical aspects such as flexibility of use. His most famous light, the 2097 chandelier, is a brilliant example of reductive modernist design, featuring a central cylinder from which branches numerous supporting fixtures extending like spokes on a wheel. Similarly, his 566 table lamp is a simple canister, able to be raised or lowered on a stem, holding a half-chrome bulb. Despite the marked functionality of his designs, Sarfatti did have a sprightly side: His 534 table lamp, with its cluster of rounded enameled shades, resembles a vase full of flowers, the Sputnik chandelier (model 2003) was inspired by fireworks and the brightly colored plastic disks of the 2072 chandelier look like lollipops. No matter the style, Sarfatti concentrated first and foremost on the character of light created — and any Arteluce lamp is a modernist masterpiece.
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